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  • Research could help to identify cat-friendly dogs

    New research could help people identify the shelter dog that will get along with the cat that already rules the castle. The new study by animal behavior professor Christy L. Hoffman suggests that dogs’ responses to cat-related sounds can provide clues about which dogs are cat-friendly. “When dogs are waiting for adoption at a shelter, a common question is ‘What is the dog like with cats?.... Read More
  • BelAir Cantina, Nomad World Pub move west to Madison

    A popular Milwaukee bar and a Mexican-fusion restaurant are moving west and establishing their first business outposts in Madison, thanks in part to a partnership that began at the altar. Nomad World Pub, which opened at 1401 E. Brady St., Milwaukee, in 1995, has established its first Madison presence in what was formerly the Cardinal Bar at 418 E. Wilson St. The Cardinal was one of the city’s .... Read More
  • Marijuana extracts used to treat pet ailments

    Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give her painkillers because “they just knock her out.” So, the San Francisco resident has turned to an alternative medicine that many humans use to treat their own pain and illness: marijuana. On a recent morning, Fasman squeezed several drops of a cannabis extr.... Read More
  • Celebrating the beauty of beer at Wisconsin Brewing Company

    At the end of any given workday, Kirby Nelson can be seen occupying the same table in the northeast corner of the taproom at Wisconsin Brewing Company, his back often turned toward the customers drinking the beer he’s brewed. Nelson, WBC’s brewmaster and vice president, is not anti-social — far from it, in fact. After a lifetime in the business, he’s still mesmerized by the steely gleam .... Read More
  • Apple updates popular 9.7-inch iPad

    Apple today updated its most popular-sized iPad, featuring a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display and starting at $329. The iPad is the world’s most popular tablet and the primary computing device for millions of people around the world. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. said, “New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for.... Read More
  • New Jersey could be the first state to ban declawing cats

    Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing. The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature in January, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems it medically necessary. Sponsors in the New Jersey Senate are reviewing possible changes and it’s not clear when it .... Read More
  • Madison’s Tory Miller excels again with Estrellón

    Tory Miller is one Wisconsin chef whose reputation precedes him. The Racine native’s fame is not limited to the state. Miller was recognized by the James Beard Foundation for superior performance. He earned his first nomination for Best Chef Midwest in 2011 and then nabbed the honor in 2012. Last year, Miller was named a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef and this year his flagship restaurant,.... Read More
  • Pudgy saved me, now it’s my turn to save him

    Nine and a half years ago, I found my best friend Pudgy on petfinder.com. I reached out for a kindred spirit and there he was — a 5-month old beagleranian at an animal shelter in Florida. If it is possible to find your soulmate in a dog, I truly have found mine. Over all these years, he has taken care of me to a much greater extent than I ever imagined a dog could. He is my little brother an.... Read More
  • Milwaukee craft beer scene is hopping

    Despite its long-standing brewing legacy, Milwaukee was relatively late to the party when it came to craft brewing. But the hereditary home of Miller High Life, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz and Blatz is making up for lost time. These days, the Cream City is awash in suds of all kinds from multiple small breweries scattered across the metro area. Pull up a stool and dive into some great new Milwauke.... Read More
  • Cats at the Westminster dog show?

    A border collie named Trick rocketed to a win with his four-footed feats in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show agility contest in February in New York City. And next door, also tackling hurdles, tunnels and weaving poles, were some decidedly rare breeds for the Westminster world: cats. For the first time, felines sidled up to the nation’s premier dog show, as part of an informational compani.... Read More